Worth Noting - April 2015

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Dr. Glen Daigger, senior vice president and chief technology officer at CH2M HILL, retired from the company. Daigger was recognized worldwide as an expert in wastewater treatment technologies. He will continue work with CH2M HILL as a special advisor.

The Atlantic County (N.J.) Utilities Authority received Platinum Level Certification for its biosolids management program from the National Biosolids Partnership.

American Water Works Company named Karla Teasley vice president of customer service. She had been the president of Illinois American Water; Bruce Hauk is her successor.

The Norway Wastewater Treatment Plant received an Award of Excellence from the Maine Rural Water Association.

Bill Millis was named the water utilities director for Stillwater, Oklahoma, after serving as interim director for a year. He manages nearly 30 staff members.

Nate Festi, wastewater superintendent in Sugarcreek Village, Ohio, earned a Class III wastewater license.

Ashley Hammerbeck joined HR Green in St. Paul, Minnesota, as a staff engineer. She brings experience in municipal and industrial wastewater process design and modeling.

The Washington State Department of Ecology honored the Larson and Dunes wastewater treatment plants with Wastewater Treatment Outstanding Performance Awards.

The Tyson Fresh Meats Wastewater Treatment Plant in Lexington, Nebraska, received a 2014 Scott Wilbur Award from the Nebraska Water Environment Association for outstanding operation and maintenance. The plant also received the NWEA Gold Safety Award.

The Anderson County Wastewater Department received the 2014 Wastewater System of the Year Award from the South Carolina Rural Water Association.

Keith Kontor, superintendent of the Fremont Wastewater Treatment Plant, received the William D. Hatfield Award from the Nebraska Water Environment Association.

The City of Elgin, Illinois, was honored for the best drinking water based on taste, odor and clarity during the Kane County Water Association’s annual water tasting contest in Batavia. Elgin’s drinking water is a blend of well water and Fox River water.

The Chatham (Va.) Water Treatment Plant received a Fluoridation Water Quality Award from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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The American Water Works Association is offering these online courses:

  • April 1 – Hydrant Flow Testing: Purpose, Process and Experiences
  • April 8 – Potable Reuse and Conservation: Water Source Development to Plan for Drought
  • April 16 – The Future of Water Utility Management: Advanced Metering Analytics (AMA)
  • April 22 – Hang on to Your Hat! Collaborative Emergency Plans and Response
  • April 29 – Solve Plant Hydraulics Questions Using Computational Fluid Dynamics

Visit www.awwa.org.


The Alabama Rural Water Association is offering these courses:

  • April 9 –Revised Total Coliform Rule, Orange Beach
  • April 15 – Collection System Rehab Options, Oxford

Visit www.alruralwater.com.


The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation Division of Water is offering these courses:

  • April 10 – State Operator Certification Exam, online
  • April 20-24 – Introduction to Small Wastewater Systems, Fairbanks

Visit www.dec.alaska.gov.


The Arkansas Environmental Training Academy is offering these courses:

  • April 7-9 – Intermediate Water Distribution, Fayetteville
  • April 7-9 – Backflow Assembly Repair, Conway
  • April 8 – Backflow Assembly Tester Recertification, Conway
  • April 14-16 – Basic Water Treatment, Springdale
  • April 20-24 – Backflow Assembly Tester, Little Rock
  • April 21 – Backflow Assembly Tester Recertification, Little Rock
  • April 27 – Basic Water Math, Hot Springs
  • April 27 – Backflow Prevention Association of Arkansas Seminar, Hot Springs
  • April 28 – Applied Water Math, Hot Springs

Visit www.sautech.edu/aeta.

The Arkansas Rural Water Association is offering these courses:

  • April 6 – Backflow Tester Recertification, Lonoke
  • April 6-10 – Backflow Tester Certification, Lonoke
  • April 21-23 – Water and Wastewater License Renewal Training, Mt. View
  • April 28-30 – Advanced Water Treatment, Lonoke

Visit www.arkansasruralwater.org.


The California-Nevada Section AWWA is offering these courses:

  • April 1 – Water Use Efficiency Grade I Workshop, Rancho Cucamonga
  • April 9-10 – Two-Day Backflow Refresher, West Sacramento
  • April 27 – T1-T2 Review, Riverside
  • April 28 – T1-T2 Math Review, Riverside
  • April 28 – T3-T4 Math Review, Riverside
  • April 29 – T3-T4 Review, Riverside
  • April 30-31 – Two-Day Backflow Refresher, Rancho Cucamonga

Visit www.ca-nv-awwa.org.


The Maritime Provinces Water and Wastewater Association is offering a Confidence in Facilities and Operations Seminar April 19-22 at the PEI Convention Center in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. Visit www.mpwwa.ca.


The Illinois Section AWWA is offering these courses:

  • April 1-May 6 – Utility Management 6-week Night Class, Westmont
  • April 7 – Automatic Control Valves – Protection Against Surge Potential, Benton
  • April 9 – Hands-on Basic Water Quality Testing, Lake Bluff
  • April 9 – Automatic Control Valves – Protection Against Surge Potential, Danville
  • April 14 – Phosphate Technology and Biofilm Control, St. Charles
  • April 14 – Chemical Properties, Safety and Security, Park Forest
  • April 15 – Confined Space Training, Macomb
  • April 16 – Upgrades to the City of Chicago South Water Purification Plant, Chicago
  • April 16 – Tank Operations and Maintenance, O’Fallon
  • April 21 – Successful Water Main Service Line and Street Light Location, Morris
  • April 23 – Effective Backflow Programs, Moline
  • April 23-26 – Pumps and Pumping Workshop, Lake Bluff
  • April 27 – Wastewater Microscopy, O’Fallon
  • April 29 – Radium and Ion Exchange Systems, Rockford
  • April 30 – Radium and Ion Exchange Systems, Channahon

Visit www.isawwa.org.

The Environmental Resources Training Center at Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville is offering these courses:

  • April 14-17 – Cross Connection Control, Lake Bluff
  • April 28 – Class A Water Operations 1, Geneva
  • April 29 – Class A Water Operations 2, Geneva

Visit www.siue.edu.


The Kansas Water Environment Association is offering these courses:

  • April 1-2 – Safety for Water and Wastewater Operators, Hutchinson
  • April 8 – Wastewater Collections Workshop, Topeka
  • April 15-16 – Activated Sludge, Manhattan
  • April 21 – An Examination of Your Ethics, Hugoton
  • April 21-22 – Wastewater Stabilization Ponds, Dodge City
  • April 30 – Small Systems Wastewater, Osage City
  • April 30 – An Examination of Your Ethics, Pratt

Visit www.kwea.net.


The Michigan Water Environment Association is offering these courses:

  • April 9 – Fundamentals of Wastewater Math I, Manistee
  • April 21 – Purpose and Fundamentals of Wastewater Treatment, Gaylord
  • April 29 – Lab Practices Seminar, East Lansing
  • April 30 – Fundamentals of Wastewater Math II, Manistee

Visit www.mi-wea.org.

New Jersey

The New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station Office of Continuing Professional Education is offering these courses:

  • April 8 – Microbiology for the Non-Biologist, North Brunswick
  • April 16 – Water Loss Management, Bordentown
  • April 17 – Pond Design, Management and Maintenance, Hillsborough
  • April 21 – Water and Wastewater Chemistry: Back to the Basics, North Brunswick
  • April 29-30 – Drinking Water Treatment Technologies, North Brunswick
  • April 30 – Customer Service Skills for Utilities, North Brunswick

Visit www.cpe.rutgers.edu.

New York

The New York Water Environment Association is offering these courses:

  • April 2 – Workplace Hazards and Compliance, Biohazards and Personal Protective Equipment, Babylon
  • April 8 – Low Pressure Sewer Systems, Middletown
  • April 16 – Anaerobic Digestion, Troy

Visit www.nywea.org.

The New York Section AWWA is offering these courses:

  • April 7 – Basic Laboratory Skills, Troy
  • April 8 – Process Verification and Calibration, Troy
  • April 8 – Water Well Rehab, Woodbury
  • April 21 – Water Storage Tank Inspection and Cleaning, Utica
  • April 22 – Water Storage Tank O&M, Kingston
  • April 22 – Water Storage Tank Inspection and Cleaning, Troy
  • April 28 – Fundamentals of Hydraulics, Ogdensburg
  • April 29 – Dam Safety, Peru
  • April 29 – Water Meter Design and Maintenance, Troy

Visit www.nysawwa.org.


The Oklahoma Environmental Training Center is offering these courses:

  • April 6-7 – C-Water Operator, Midwest City
  • April 10 – Proctored Exam Session, Midwest City
  • April 13-14 – D-Water Operator, Midwest City
  • April 17 – Renewal Training, Midwest City
  • April 27-30 – A/B Water Operator, Midwest City

Visit www.rose.edu.

Accurate Environmental is offering these courses:

  • April 3 – Open Exam Session, Stillwater
  • April 3 – Quality Assurance and Quality Control, Tulsa
  • April 7-9 – D Water and Wastewater Operator, Stillwater
  • April 10 – Open Exam Session, Tulsa
  • April 13 – General Refresher for Water Operators, Stillwater
  • April 13-14 – C Water Operator, Stillwater
  • April 21-22 – D Water and Wastewater Operator, Tulsa

Visit www.accuratelabs.com/classschedule.php.


The Texas Water Utilities Association is offering these courses:

  • April 7 – Pumps and Pumping, Gatesville
  • April 7 – Chlorinator Maintenance/Disinfection, online
  • April 14 – Pumps and Pumping, Carrollton
  • April 15 – Water Distribution, Corpus Christi
  • April 21 – Water Distribution, San Marcos
  • April 21 – Chlorinator Maintenance/Disinfection, Victoria
  • April 21 – Utilities Management, online
  • April 21 – Surface Water Production I, Gatesville
  • April 28-30 – Southeast Texas Regional School, Beaumont

Visit www.twua.org.


The Intermountain Section AWWA  is offering these courses:

  • April 1 – Educational Extravaganza Midyear Conference, Sandy
  • April 9 – Administrative Professionals Training, West Jordan

Visit www.ims-awwa.org.


The Central States Water Environment Association will hold an Education Seminar April 7 in Madison. Call 855/692-7932 or visit www.cswea.org.

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is offering these courses:

  • April 7 – Anaerobic Digestion, Chippewa Falls
  • April 14 – Collection Systems, Stevens Point
  • April 14 – Iron, Zeolite and VOC Certification, Madison
  • April 21 – Lab Intro, Green Bay
  • April 21 – Iron, Zeolite and VOC Certification, Fond du Lac
  • April 29 – Iron, Zeolite and VOC Certification, Chippewa Falls
  • April 29 – Ponds and Lagoons, Chippewa Falls

Visit www.dnr.wi.gov.

The University of Wisconsin is offering a Nutrient Removal Engineering: Phosphorus and Nitrogen in Wastewater Treatment Seminar April 14-16 in Madison. Visit www.epdweb.engr.wisc.edu.

The University of Wisconsin Department of Engineering Professional Development is offering these courses in Madison:

  • April 7-8 – Municipal Engineering Fundamentals for Non-Engineers
  • April 9-10 – Developing and Implementing Effective Municipal Capital Improvement Plans
  • April 13-14 – Advanced Modeling Using HEC-RAS
  • April 15-17 – Unsteady Flow Modeling Using HEC-RAS
  • April 20-22 – Using HEC-RAS to Model Bridges, Culverts and Floodplains
  • April 22 – Improving Communication Skills
  • April 22-23 – Control of Water Quality in Municipal Distribution Systems

Visit www.epdweb.engr.wisc.edu.

The Wisconsin Rural Water Association is offering these courses:

  • April 7 – Sanitary Surveys/Capacity Development, Mount Horeb
  • April 7 – Small Water System Operator Basics, Mount Horeb
  • April 9 – Sanitary Surveys/Capacity Development, Green Bay
  • April 9 – Winter Operations, Green Bay
  • April 27 – Water System Operations Basics – Regulations/Groundwater Resources, Plover
  • April 28 – Water System Operations Basics – Well and Pumps/Water Treatment, Plover
  • April 29 – Water System Operations Basics – Distribution Systems/Math Basics, Plover
  • April 30 – Water System Operations Basics – Operations and Maintenance/Cross Connection Control, Plover

Visit www.wrwa.org.  

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March 28-April 1 - Missouri Water Environment Association Annual Conference, Osage Beach. Visit www.mwea.org.

April 1-2 - New England Water Works Association Spring Conference, DCU Center, Worcester, Massachusetts. Call 508/893-7979 or visit www.newwa.org.

April 7-9 - Nevada Water Environment Association Annual Conference, Tuscany Suites and Casino, Las Vegas. Visit www.nvwea.org.

April 12-14 - North Carolina AWWA-WEA Spring Conference, Wilmington Convention Center. Visit www.ncsafewater.org.

April 12-15 - Alabama Water Environment Association Annual Technical Conference, Perdido Beach Resort, Orange Beach. Call 205/330-0098 or visit www.awea-al.com.

April 12-16 - Kentucky Water and Wastewater Operators Association Annual Conference, Crown Plaza Hotel, Louisville. Visit www.kwwoa.org.

April 13-15 - AWWA 2015 Waterborne Pathogens Symposium, Hyatt Regency Savannah Hotel, Savannah, Georgia. Visit www.awwa.org.

April 13-15 - Illinois Association of Water Pollution Control Operators Annual Conference, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Springfield. Visit www.iawpco.org.

April 14-16 - New York’s Water Event, Saratoga Springs. Visit www.nysawwa.org.

April 14-17 - Water Environment Association of Texas’ Texas Water 2015 Conference, Corpus Christi. Visit www.txwater.org.

April 19-21 - Water Environment Association of Ontario Technical Symposium, Toronto Congress Centre. Visit www.weao.org.

April 19-22 - Water Environment Federation Collection Systems 2015: Collection Systems Taking Center Stage: Seize the Opportunity, Duke Energy Convention Center, Cincinnati. Visit www.wef.org.

April 20-22 - AWWA Financial Management Seminar, Atlanta Marriot Northwest At Galleria, Atlanta. Visit www.awwa.org.

April 22-23 - Nebraska Water Environment Association Great Plains Conference, Embassy Suites, La Vista. Visit www.ne-wea.org.

April 26-29 - Arkansas Water Works & Water Environment Association Annual Conference and Expo, Hot Springs. Call 501/835-3811 or visit www.awwwea.org.

April 28 - Illinois Section AWWA 8th Annual Water Distribution Conference, Medinah Banquets, Addison, Illinois. Visit www.isawwa.com.

April 28-May 1 - Water Environment Association of Utah Annual Conference, Dixie Center, St. George. Visit www.weau.org.

April 29-May 1 - California Water Environment Association Annual Conference, San Diego Town and Country Resort. Call 510/382-7800 or visit www.cwea.org.


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